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  • Facebook Hosts Far More Extremism, But Apple Still Won’t Reinstate Parler In App Store

    02/24/2021 6:52:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Apple continues to carry Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube on its App Store, all of which have been the platform for Antifa to broadcast violence.During Apple’s virtual annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, a shareholder pushed Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company’s ban of Parler from its App Store after the free-speech platform was re-launched last week. Yet Cook did not indicate that Apple will reinstate Parler. “Now that Parler is back online with increased safeguards, when will it be allowed back on the App Store? It was one of the most downloaded apps in 2020 and reached No. 1 in...
  • What if the “Conspiracy” is Real?-A disturbing glance at the powers-that-be

    02/23/2021 7:41:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 23, 2021 | Joseph Hippolito
    In a matter of just five days, two separate incidents demonstrated the collusion used by the powers-that-be to control thought. On Feb. 5, Mike Lindell, who founded MyPillow, released a two-hour documentary, "Absolute Proof," providing detailed evidence of fraud during the Presidential election. On Feb. 10, the House of Representatives' impeachment managers showed a video of the bedlam at the Capitol on Jan. 6, bedlam they accused President Donald Trump of inciting. Once Lindell released his documentary, Google and Wikipedia attempted to manipulate his search results and biography, respectively. Two days after the impeachment managers released their video, David Schoen,...
  • Has Freep been hacked by Youtube?

    02/21/2021 7:10:58 PM PST · by SF Geo · 16 replies
    epoch times ^ | 2/21/2021 | Zachary Stieber
    The link on Freep to keeps jumping to: What gives I wonder
  • Report: Biden Administration Is Teaming Up with Big Tech to Censor Vaccine Skeptics

    02/21/2021 2:37:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 20 2021 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    The Biden administration is working with Facebook, Google, and Twitter to target “COVID misinformation” and overcome “vaccine hesitancy,” according to senior officials in the administration who spoke to Reuters. Via Reuters: The White House’s direct engagement with the companies to mitigate the challenge has not been previously reported. Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain has previously said the administration will try to work with Silicon Valley on the issue.
  • Congress Escalates Pressure on Tech Giants to Censor More, Threatening the First Amendment

    02/20/2021 9:40:07 AM PST · by NittanyLion · 13 replies
    Greenwald Substack ^ | Feb 20, 2021 | Glenn Greenwald
    For the third time in less than five months, the U.S. Congress has summoned the CEOs of social media companies to appear before them, with the explicit intent to pressure and coerce them to censor more content from their platforms. On March 25, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will interrogate Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebooks’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai at a hearing which the Committee announced will focus “on misinformation and disinformation plaguing online platforms.”
  • Google 'ethical AI' unit leader tweets 'I'm fired' amid investigation into her handling of sensitive documents - after she 'used an automated script to search for evidence of discrimination against fired black colleague'

    02/20/2021 2:29:43 AM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20 2021 | ADAM SCHRADER
    Google has fired a second member of its 'ethical AI' team after an investigation into why she allegedly downloaded thousands of internal documents and shared them with people outside of the company. AI researcher Margaret Mitchell announced the news on her Twitter on Friday, simply writing: 'I'm fired.' Google had been investigating Mitchell after she reportedly used automated scripts to look through her messages to find examples showing discriminatory treatment of Timnit Gebru - another former employee in the AI team, who was fired last year, Axios reported.
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 2/19/2021 Newsdump Friday

    02/19/2021 9:34:01 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/19/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    After all the honors for the US Capitol Police offcer Brian Sicknick, who died in the aftermath of the incident at the US Capitol on January 6th, dishonors on the way for many other US Capitol police officers... A cop here in Pennsylvania busted in connection with The Capitol Incident... Pfizer and BioNTech say their coronavirus vaccine can be stored at higher temperatures for two weeks. They want FDA approval... One of the latest incidents in the continuing coronavirus crackdown in Israel a police raid on a wedding attended by 100 people... ' The Biden Administration accepting European Mediation for...
  • News Corp Signs News Partnership Deal With Google

    02/18/2021 1:48:31 PM PST · by Magnatron · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 February 2021
    News Corp struck a global news deal with Alphabet Inc's Google, the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company said on Wednesday, in one of the most extensive deals of its kind with big tech. The companies will develop a subscription platform, share advertising revenue through Google's ad technology services, build out audio journalism and develop video journalism by YouTube. The deal comes after years of public feuding between Murdoch and Google, most recently in Australia, where Google has threatened to shut down its search engine to avoid "unworkable" content laws. It is a capstone for the 89-year-old media mogul, his son Lachlan...
  • Big Corporate Yanks Funds From Republicans While Funding Democrats Who Abused Due Process In Kavanaugh Hearings

    02/16/2021 11:14:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 16, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Where were the suits now pulling out of GOP donations when Democrats ignored due process in the 2018 Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings?As The Federalist has continued to expose, corporate America has a double standard for its PAC donations based on arbitrary and partisan distinctions. Since virtue-signaling multinational corporations claim to be so intent on rescinding campaign contribution dollars to the GOP to retaliate against members of Congress who did not vote to certify the 2020 presidential election, this presents a reciprocal question. Where were the suits when Democrats ignored due process in the 2018 Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings?...
  • Google Quietly Escalates Manual Search Censorship

    02/11/2021 7:05:43 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb, 2021 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Google has quietly escalated censorship of its market-dominating search engine, adding a range of new topics where human moderators are allowed to manually penalize websites, suppressing them in search results. If a website is affected by one of these manual acts of censorship, “some or all of that site will not be shown in Google search results,” according to the tech giant. SNIP Publishers who have been hit with a manual action by Google will be able to appeal the decision by “fixing” whatever issue violated the policy and then submitting their website to Google for a review. Google states...
  • Google moves away from diet of 'cookies' to track users

    02/07/2021 6:47:43 AM PST · by devane617 · 62 replies
    techxplore ^ | 02/07/2021 | Glenn Chapman
    Google is weaning itself off user-tracking "cookies" which allow the web giant to deliver personalized ads but which also have raised the hackles of privacy defenders. "There is a machine learning black box that is going to take in every bit of everything you have even done in your browser and spit out a label that says you are this kind of person," Cyphers said. "Advertisers are going to decode what those labels mean." He expected advertisers to eventually deduce which labels include certain ages, genders or races, and which are people prone to extreme political views.
  • Michigan Election Officials are Ordered to Hand Over Records Of Communications with Tech Giants, Dominion Voting Systems

    02/05/2021 2:35:17 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 16 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 3, 2021 | Shane Trejo
    Michigan election officials are being ordered to hand over records of communications they had with tech giants such as Google and Facebook with regards to 2020 elections that were marred with credible fraud allegations. Antrim County Circuit Judge Kevin A. Elsenheimer is forcing Michigan election officials to produce all communications with Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple related to the 2020 elections. Elsenheimer has also ordered Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and her Bureau of Elections to produce communications with Dominion Voting System and Election Source, the companies responsible for computerized voting systems in Antrim County and much of the state....
  • U.S. Senators propose limiting liability shield for social media platforms [“limit” Section 230 versus repeal]

    02/05/2021 9:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2021 11:22 AM | Nandita Bose and Chris Sanders
    Three Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts result in harm. Called the SAFE TECH Act, the bill would mark the latest effort to make social media companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc more accountable for “enabling cyber-stalking, targeted harassment, and discrimination on their platforms,” Senators Mark Warner, Mazie Hirono and Amy Klobuchar said in a statement. In the wake of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington,...
  • Don’t Let Apple’s ‘Privacy’ Fight With Facebook Fool You For A Second

    02/01/2021 11:16:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 1, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    Over these past few weeks, Apple has experienced something it isn't used to: bad PR in the wake of essentially banning popular social media app Parler from its phones without publicly providing any truthful explanationWar is brewing in Silicon Valley. A long-simmering fight between Apple and Facebook — two of the architects of Big Tech — spilled into the avenue this past week, with commercial and legal threats hitting the pages of both tech publications and broader media.To read the Cult of Mac journalists who dominate Big Tech reporting, you’d think America had flipped the calendar back 10 years to...
  • HD Media Files First of Its Kind Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google and Facebook

    01/31/2021 10:01:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    E&P ^ | 01/30/2021 | Doug Reynolds
    HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – A West Virginia newspaper company filed a federal antitrust lawsuit today against Google and Facebook charging the internet giants with monopolizing the digital advertising market. This is believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind filed by a newspaper company against the tech giants for their monopolistic practices. Owner of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail, The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch and a half-dozen weekly newspapers, HD Media LLC filed a 42-page complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. HD Media claims Google has monopolized the digital advertising market to...
  • Google deletes thousands of negative Robinhood app reviews

    01/29/2021 6:58:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 29, 2021 | Noah Manskar
    Google appeared to remove nearly 100,000 negative reviews for the Robinhood app after outraged investors bombarded the stock-trading startup with complaints. Amateur traders urged each other online to leave negative reviews for the app in the Google Play Store after Robinhood froze trading on shares of GameStop and other stocks whose prices have exploded this week. The campaign appeared to work — Robinhood’s Android app had a one-star rating based on nearly 275,000 reviews on Thursday, according to a screenshot captured by 9to5Google. But that number had fallen to just over 176,000 by midday Friday as Google apparently purged the...
  • Google pulled its service from China more than a decade ago — can Australia learn from that?

    01/29/2021 5:09:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC News (Australia) ^ | 1/29 | Bang Xiao
    Last week, Google proposed something quite extraordinary: pulling its search service from Australia if Canberra passed new legislation targeting internet giants. Google Australia managing director Mel Silva argued the bill — which would force tech giants to pay for news they linked to — would create "unmanageable financial and operational risk" to its business. The proposed law — the News Media Bargaining Code — would also order Google to establish commercial agreements with every news outlet, otherwise the search engine could face forced arbitration. It's not the first time Google has found itself in a situation like this. In 2010,...
  • It's All Connected: Thousands Give Menlo Park Broker-Dealer, Robinhood Negative Reviews, Google Then Strikes Back Against Them

    01/28/2021 8:27:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/28/2021 | Nick Arama
    After Menlo Park, California Based Broker-Dealer Robinhood restricted trading and cost many of their retail investors any gains they might have made as they tried to save GameStop from a prospective short, the investors were furious that the company stopped their free market trading. The investors have now filed multiple lawsuits against Robinhood, as we reported, claiming Robinhood was trying to manipulate the market and protect the hedge funds. But they tried to strike back at Robinhood in another way, with giving them a slew of one star reviews in the Google Play Store. More than 100,000 such reviews flooded...
  • Google suspends donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying election

    01/27/2021 12:08:56 AM PST · by RandFan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/21 09:24 AM EST | BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    Google late Monday announced that its political action committee will not make donations this election cycle to members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election results. The decision comes after the tech giant implemented an internal review on its political contributions following the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, which was spurred by unsupported claims from former President Trump and his allies that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of President Biden. “Following that review, the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress...
  • YouTube [Google] strips rising media company Epoch Times of ability to monetize video content

    01/26/2021 12:36:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | By Carrie Sheffield Updated: January 26, 2021 - 2:54pm
    "This is the latest example of big tech suppression of free speech, a step on the road to communist-style censorship' - publisher Stephen Gregory. YouTube, the video platform service that is a Google subsidiary, has banned The Epoch Times, a rising, conservative-leaning media outlet, from earning money off its videos. "YouTube demonetized the Epoch Times and related accounts last week," Stephen Gregory, publisher of The Epoch Times confirmed to Just the News on Tuesday in an email. "This is the latest example of big tech suppression of free speech, a step on the road to communist-style censorship." A YouTube spokesperson...